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Cheap/Free Mods

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by piercedtiger, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Sep 1, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    dman597

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    I bought these j type holders from McMaster Carr because i wanted something that would be a lil stronger plus they are coated with vinyl that will protect the rods: http://www.mcmaster.com/#1730a92/=8nxlvg
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    Parts needed: 2x'J' hooks, 2xScrews (sized to fit pre-drilled holes), 2xwashers, 2xwingnuts
    Note: I used my custom Nuts and a 5/16-18 bolts
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  2. Sep 7, 2010 at 12:06 AM
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    Gitmo

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    ^ Very nice, thats definitely next on my list! Now about the fogs on anytime mod...will that void my warranty on my 2010? The only thing that comes to mind is that it might void anything electrical warranty wise... :(
     
  3. Sep 7, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    2007TacBorla4X4

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    No the fog lite any time will not hurt the warrinty, I did mine about 1 year ago. Got look at my picks for other ideas
     
  4. Sep 7, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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    Gitmo

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    Alright awesome thanks
     
  5. Sep 10, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    Killer mod! I just did it and man are they bright! Now if someone could put this on a switch for when people are tailgating you with their brights on... and just for grins get the backup camera to come on also so you could see their expression. Now that would be a MOD
     
  6. Sep 14, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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    Gitmo

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    Alright, so I did the Foglight mod and the maintenance req'd light came on but then went away...but now it came back and won't go away. Is there a special reason to this? Or should I turn it into the service department and have them check something else out..
     
  7. Sep 14, 2010 at 4:41 PM
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    piercedtiger

    piercedtiger [OP] Devout Atheist

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    The maintenance required light means it's time to change the oil. Has it been 5,000 miles since you changed the oil last? I you blew a fuse or something I would expect the light to be always on, or always off. Not acting like it's supposed to.
     
  8. Sep 14, 2010 at 4:51 PM
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    sparklegrease

    sparklegrease Baller Outrageous

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    235x75x15 Kuhmos. SnugTop Tonneau. Blacked out some interior parts. Pioneer head unit. Ammo can mod, deck plate mod and sandbox mod from not putting my deck plate back in.
    I read awhile back about someone using old military ammo cans as storage in the bed of their Tacoma, but no one could seem to find any at a reasonable price online. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find the thread since I read it, but I have found a link to these cheap, easy, water-proof mods.

    I personally have a small ammo can that I keep my tow chains in. Works perfect!

    http://armynavysuperstores.com/containers.htm

    GL!
     
  9. Sep 14, 2010 at 6:07 PM
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    borderbrat

    borderbrat Watching Chris4x4 o.O

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    spent more on the hardware to bolt them in than the cans themselves
     
  10. Sep 15, 2010 at 12:40 AM
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    I just changed it to mobil 1 synthetic about 1,000 miles ago. The light came on after doing the mod but then disappeared after 30 seconds or so. It has now been about 7 days and the light just popped on and won't go away. It stays on everytime the vehicle is running.
     
  11. Sep 15, 2010 at 6:23 AM
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    piercedtiger

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    Did you reset the light when you changed the oil? Maybe a dumb question, but a lot of people don't know about that. Other than that, I can only think to check the fuses, and the wiring for the mod itself. :notsure:
     
  12. Sep 15, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

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    I would recheck everything you did, make sure your filter is on correct and tight enough, same with your drain plug, recheck fluid levels. On a cool engine, start you truck and let it run idle for about a minute and then check your levels.

    Thats all I can think of, if all else fails get in touch with chris4x4.
     
  13. Sep 15, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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  14. Sep 15, 2010 at 11:45 PM
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    Gitmo

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    Ooo I didn't reset the light after changing the oil, it was the first time changing it myself (only has 13,700 now). I also have a front left parking light out. I bet it's a combination of those two :rolleyes:
     
  15. Sep 16, 2010 at 4:31 AM
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    That's a badass idea...can you provide more info on how you mounted them to the sliders?
     
  16. Sep 16, 2010 at 5:32 AM
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    piercedtiger

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    :thumbsup: Reset the light and see what happens. Just make sure you take note of the mileage and when you need to change it next. :D I stopped writing it down and just go off the light now. Especially with both vehicles having that count down indicator now.
     
  17. Sep 16, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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    borderbrat

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    Its in my build thread click my sig image
     
  18. Sep 16, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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    sierrahsky

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    Where did you get those custom nutz made or from?
     
  19. Sep 16, 2010 at 9:53 PM
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    671taco

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    ok im a little confused..
    the only red/yellow wire or red/black wire i see is the one that comes from
    the headlight plug harness. not the turn signal plug harness.
    are those the right ones to splice off of?
     
  20. Sep 17, 2010 at 5:28 AM
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    piercedtiger

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    Colors may have changed for the 2010 model. :notsure: Try comparing locations? If 1 or more of the other colors exist. And no, you're not using the headlight wire! :rofl: The side markers would never flash then since....well....your headlights don't flash. :D
     

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